Sunday, November 4, 2012
SPIKE LEE FIRED FROM JAMES BROWN BIOPIC
According to EBONY magazine and ROLLING OUT.COM, Spike Lee has been fired as director of the upcoming JAMES BROWN movie.
Spike has always been my number one choice to directory JB,s story and while no explanation was given as of yet, I hope that this film does well.
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The news that he is being replaced by the guy that directed "THE HELP" (who is white by the way) is a little unsettling.
Not the fact that he is white, but he doesn,t have much of a track record ( aside from the aftermentioned movie). But everyone has to start somewhere and he just might turn out to be a GREAT director!
It,s not about the color folks! I believe that Spike would have done justice to the JAMES BROWN story; a prime example would be the film MALCOLM X.
I don,t care if the director is BLACK, WHITE, BLUE, GRAY or POLKADOT as long as the script and the cast is right.
Another way of looking at it is by hiring a white director the film won,t be looked at as being a BLACK FILM PROJECT only, gaining more universal and hopefully international attention.
About the new director, regardless of color, I just want to see a GREAT film about Mr. Brown done.
Steven Spielberg did an EXCELLENT job with "THE COLOR PURPLE", delivering a powerful, emotional film that has and will always stand the test of time.
I wish Spike was still on board but let,s give this new guy a chance, along with our support and wish him the best!
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